FEDeRATED Semantic Modelling Group Terms of Reference

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Notes from the kick off meeting on 21 May 2020.


Roeland Van Bockel, Jaime Luezas, Rudy Hemeleers, Mitchell Out, Matti Lankinen, Almir Zerem, Petteri Hellen, Wout Hofman, Avelino Rodriguez Lozano, Cosimo Cervicato, Matteo Codognotto, Per Löfbom, Henk Mulder, Christophe Lambert.


  • Further detail the semantic model proposed in the Interim Master Plan as an agreed basis for our work;
  • We should focus on integrating existing models, standards and ontologies such that the FEDeRATED semantic model acts as a common and uniting model and extracts the details of the semantic from these existing models etc.
  • The semantic model with be based on data centric models and digital twins rather than documents centric standards that are commonly used to day. The digital twin semantic model can be derived from the document based  standards and allow for backward compatibility.
  • The living labs should validate the semantic model that is being developed but this is currently a challenges. Those labs that are already in a good state of advancements will find it hard to change their data models whereas this are that in an early stage may be slow to provide a useful validation. We need to discuss this further to find a meaningful and pragmatic test approach.
  • UBL provides one opportunity for extracting semantic models but this is not universally use in EU countries and/or in all modes. We will need to rely or other sources as well.
  • Interaction with DTLF and FENIX: It has been proposed to reach out to them when we have some progress to share

Proposed approach for the short term:

  • A tool for constructing the semantic model is proposed. It is an excel file thatyou are invited to work either on the Teams file directly or work on your own local version and we’ll work on the consolidation later on. The How-To sheet summarizes what is expected on each field, the “Elements” sheet is the one that we should populate.
  • Members have been split in 5 groups per transport mode
    • Maritime: Per (lead), Almir, Cosimo, Wout, Mitchell, Jaime
    • Rail: Avelino (lead), Almir, Matteo, Javier
    • Road: Rudy (lead), Per, Almir, Wout, Matti, Jaime, Matteo
    • Inland Waterways: Dutch lead, Rudy
    • Air: Christophe (lead), Henk, Rudy, Matti, Petteri
  • Each group has a lead that will coordinate the group contribution to the semantic model
  • Each group will review all elements of the current semantic model and fill in any information that is relevant/specific for their transport mode
  • If new elements are required feel free to add them and fill in all the associated information
  • All groups should share their contributions by the 14th June
  • We will organize a short online meeting to discuss the contributions before consolidating and our milestone around mid-July.

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